Despite facing enormous challenges early on in her high school career, Trameka Pope graduated from Chicago's Wendell Phillips Academy High School as the valedictorian.
Trameka gave birth to a baby girl before her freshman year in high school, but she carried on to make a better life for the two of them.
Trameka persevered. She was a member of the cheerleading squad and National Honor Society, took courses at a community college while working nights to support herself.
This young woman is a true inspiration. Congratulations, Trameka!